Sleep Medicine

A Comprehensive Guide to Its Development, Clinical Milestones, and Advances in Treatment

  • Sudhansu Chokroverty
  • Michel Billiard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Sudhansu Chokroverty, Michel Billiard
    Pages 1-9
  3. Evolution of Sleep Medicine by Historical Periods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Tarek Asaad
      Pages 13-19
    3. Liu Yanjiao, Wang Yuping, Wang Fang, Yan Xue, Hou Yue, Li Shasha
      Pages 29-33
    4. Sonia Ancoli-Israel
      Pages 35-42
    5. Michel Billiard
      Pages 43-46
    6. Joseph Barbera
      Pages 47-53
    7. Edgar S. Osuna
      Pages 55-59
  4. Sleep Medicine from the Medieval Period to the 19th Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
  5. The Early Evolution of Modern Sleep Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
  6. Sleep Medicine Societies, Professional Societies, and Journals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Brendon Richard Peters, Christian Guilleminault
      Pages 103-111
    3. Michel Billiard
      Pages 113-124

About this book


This comprehensive volume provides a balanced and easily readable account of the rise of modern sleep medicine, its history and developmental milestones. Authored by an international group of experts, the remarkable progress and fascinating evolution from rudimentary concepts of the ancient prehistoric and early classical periods to our contemporary knowledge are covered in detail.  These examples and their relationship to modern therapies offer neurologists, psychiatrists, respiratory specialists, clinicians, researchers and those interested in sleep medicine an important perspective to the origins of current practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sudhansu Chokroverty
    • 1
  • Michel Billiard
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyNew Jersey Neuroscience Institute JFK Medical CenterEdisonUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyGui de Chauliac HospitalMontpellierFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2088-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2089-1
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